Fiona Samuelson

Fiona Samuelson, Print Editor-in-Chief

Hello, Viking Saga readers of 2023! I’ll be one of your Editors-in-Chief this year. A little bit about me: I row (vikingcrewlove), sail, drink a lot of espresso, and love baking cookies.

I will give 100 percent of my effort to publish a balanced opinion section of opposing perspectives and unique niche opinions with each edition. In collaboration with the amazing Saga Print staff this year, I know we will continue to grow and stay true to our mission statement with each story.

I won’t lie, I enjoy writing what I know and what I care about, so the opinion section will probably print frequent stories covering local and environmental news. However, I pledge to include as many student voices, concerns, achievements, and perspectives as possible.

Saga love,

Fiona Samuelson

All content by Fiona Samuelson
Senior Lotus Schwartz works on HVAC repair.

ELHS Cracks Code to Post-Secondary Success

November 1, 2023

ELHS’ pathway program is not a single entity, but a term for supporting student exploration into community programs and trade-focused career skills. Assistant principal and Pathways Coordinator David...

Oliver McCoy Commits to Columbia

May 23, 2023

“I applied to a lot of [schools] not really believing I would have gotten in. But, if we’re playing a game of statistics, the way I look at it, attending prestigious schools is a game of luck and the...

Appreciating Black Authors

February 23, 2023

Kiley Reid New York Times bestselling author Kiley Reid is known for her ability to bring wittycharacters and page-turning plots to life. She effortlessly “satirizes the white pursuit of wokeness”...

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Bettered My Life

February 16, 2023

I walked into a near-empty Waterford Regal Cinema theater and left forever changed. In no way could I have prepared for the wild ride of mortality, friendship, and love that was about to grace my life...

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A Letter To The BOE: The Faces Behind 18.5 FTE Are Not Up For Debate

February 16, 2023

The proposed ‘23-’24 ELPS budget cuts over 18 positions of full-time equivalence (FTE); firing the hearts and connective tissue of ELPS will cost our district its edge. Losing those staff members will...

SCOTUS to Revisit ICWA

November 21, 2022

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a federal law that seeks to keep Native American children with Native American families. It was passed in 1978 in response to the high number of indigenous children...

Suffragettes Honored at State Capitol

October 21, 2022

To celebrate previously uncredited women of color who fought for women’s suffrage which eventually led to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the Connecticut Historical Society created a plaque listing...

A look at some of this seasons gardening process and volunteers.

Giving Garden Perseveres Through Drought

October 20, 2022

“This year has shown that our volunteers, board, and community are ready for any challenge nature can throw at us,” director of the EL Giving Garden Board John Holtz said. The EL Giving Garden has...

Why Respect for Marriage Act Is a Small Step Forward

September 27, 2022

    The Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) was proposed as a way for Congress to respond to U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) justice Clarence Thomas’ public opinion. Thomas stated, following...

Exploring the Tech Department

September 23, 2022

EL’s Tech Department, headed by tech lead Ben McCarthy, works tirelessly to ensure students and faculty have as many technological resources available as possible. “The time when you guys (students)...

Recent Supreme Court Headlines Explained

September 9, 2022

Recent headlines surrounding SCOTUS (the Supreme Court of the United States) decisions and opinions on cases like Roe v. Wade and West Virginia v. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have drawn most...

Art Students Succeed in Competitive Local Gallery

June 7, 2022

24 pieces of student artwork were entered in the Old Lyme Academy of Fine Arts Shoreline competition this April. East Lyme’s turnout was highly successful this year as 22 of the 24 pieces earned...

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